I've been searching this family since 1970 and have a booklet on the history of Joseph and three of his children, namely, Francis, Mary and Sarah. Also a brief on Joseph Jr. I would love to know the parents of Joseph. Have you identified his parents? Joseph Pourter is shown in Capt. William Lenoir's Militia Roster which participated in the Battle at King's Mountain in October 1780. Exact copy is in the booklet.